2022 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield



Tondré Alarid established a vineyard on his family’s historic ranch in Monterey’s Santa Lucia Highlands. In the hands of his son Joe Alarid, the estate has become one of the S.L.H.’s best known properties. Literally next door to famed Garys’ Vineyard, Tondre shares the same well-drained hillside soils and crop-limiting afternoon fog and cool winds from nearby Monterey Bay. The combination of a perfect site and meticulous farming makes for truly great Pinot Noir.

Tasting Notes

The ’22 Sarah’s Vineyard Tondré Grapefield Pinot Noir has cellared beautifully and has delicate bright and dark red fruit and spices with a lovely floral bouquet in the glass. On the palate, the rich raspberry, cassis, blueberry, and plum fruits are complemented by pastry crust, baking spice, and a hint of vanilla with smooth, silky tannins. This delightful Pinot Noir pairs wonderfully with mushroom risotto.

Vineyard Sources

Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard: Tondré Grapefield
Grower: Joe Alarid

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.5

Cooperage: French oak, 35% new, 11 months

Production: 193

2022 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield